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to make or become no longer fresh or shapely because of loss of moisture

to waste away from longing or grief

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to render helpless, as by emotion

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lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

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In an interview with the Scottish Sunday newspaper the Sunday Herald, the archbishop said: "I have no problems with celibacy withering away.
Can we now look forward to the withering away of the Cardiff Bay edifice in line with its agreed irrelevance?
For example, if their goals were to achieve equality and to combine that with a high degree of liberty--to have the state withering away, as Marx said--it's very difficult to see how you're going to be able to achieve that.
Although external war has been the traditional means of extending our empire, new technology has made the ultimate war of rich against poor highly tempting and, perhaps, even winnable, as the state, instead of withering away, flourishes like algae in sewage.
And over time he became convinced that the fraud, hypocrisy, ignorance, and greed that have increasingly marked America since V-J Day have been enabled by the withering away of the average citizen's resistance to pronouncements and paradigms from on high.
Taking a social historian's perspective, Goldman tests the ways in which revolutionary laws aimed ultimately at the withering away of marriage and family came into conflict with social reality in a country whose population consisted overwhelmingly of peasants and whose economy had been devastated by war, revolution, and civil war.
Far from withering away in the face of video and other electronic technologies, many internal journals are becoming more, not less important.
As I have stated previously, I believe that management's strategic plan is ill conceived and will result in the withering away of shareholder value over time.
Kendall, right, says of a trip to Thailand: "I looked out the car window and saw people in huts with dogs withering away.
No one has officially dumped anyone yet but it's just withering away day by day," said a friend.
Frank Cooper, 86, president of the National Pensioners Convention, said: "You can see how many people here today are worrying about the welfare state withering away.
A consultant told Mr Bonham he would lose his right leg when it began turning black and withering away after a heavy anchor chain from a vessel fell on his foot while he was serving in the Royal Navy.
It was in this context that I witnessed the withering away of the industrial base of the West Midlands, which followed the complete domination of the labour market by the trade union movement.
PAUL KLEE DIED RELATIVELY YOUNG, slowly withering away, and his style changed as the inevitability of death became inescapable.
He has bent to the European Community on monetary stability, aware that the old inflationary pump priming has run dry, and has presided over the largest withering away of the state in French history.